Boston Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile that looks natural and blends with your natural teeth.
Dental veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may need to be replaced. However, they are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Reasons for getting porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetic reasons – to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits with our board-certified Boston dentists to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during any part of the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade will then be chosen by you and one of our Boston dentists.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers following your procedure. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will help prolong the life of your new veneers.